Hats off to this idea!

Hats off to this idea!

Everyone loves a hat. Especially one you can decorate yourself. Whether it's a garden party, the spring racing carnival, or even "talk like a pirate" day, hats are fun to make and wear.

Did you ever have a hat from newspaper? Years ago these traditional paper hats were folded and worn at kid's parties, during games of dress-ups, and of course when being a pirate... aarrrrhh! And they are so very easy to make that it seems a shame not to make one right now!

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Grab a rectangular piece of paper, a piece larger than A3 size is perfect for heads (tho smaller paper makes great hats for teddies). Use a sheet of newspaper, the wrapping from a bunch of flowers, or even some artwork that has come home from kinder.

Fold the paper in half across, keeping the folded edge to the top. Fold both top corners inward to meet at the bottom.

Fold the bottom edge upward to make a brim on the side facing you, then turn the hat over and repeat on the other side.

Decorate with crayon, felt pens, whatever you fancy. And that's it, ready to wear, and it couldn't be easier. 

 

 Add a skull and crossbones before you set sail...

Add a skull and crossbones before you set sail...

Chop, chop, chippity chop

Chop, chop, chippity chop

Walking, walking, walking

Walking, walking, walking